The SAWF Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM related field, such as science, technology, engineering, or math. Qualifications for scholarship applications are for women to be enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or graduate program that can be used for a career in the automotive industry. Since the introduction of the Scholarship Program in August 2011, SAWF has provided over $200,000 in scholarship awards of increments ranging from $500 to $5,000. SAWF expects to exceed this amount in the future through industry fundraising, society soirees and professional development events.
2017/2018 Scholarship Program
Scholarships are announced between late summer and early fall per academic year. We were honored to award $30,000 in scholarships in August 2016 at our last annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Scholarships payments are paid through two increments, one in the fall and one in the winter (or such other applicable academic term). They are paid after the awardee submits the required documentation showing satisfaction up to the date of payment of the eligibility set requirements.